Letter from Leonard Cheshire to station commander RAF Coningsby

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Title

Letter from Leonard Cheshire to station commander RAF Coningsby

Description

Letter to Group Captain A C Evans Evans requesting he look into five electro-plated tankards which went missing on squadron move to RAF Woodhall Spa

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-01-11

Contributor

Claire Monk

Rights

This content is property of the Leonard Cheshire Archive which has kindly granted the International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive a royalty-free permission to publish it. Please note that it was digitised by a third-party which used technical specifications that may differ from those used by International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive. It has been published here ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre.

Format

One-page typewritten letter

Language

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

617 Squadron,
R.A.F. Woodhall,
Lincoln.

GLC/DO/43.

11 Jan 1944.

Dear

I am sorry to trouble you but when the Squadron arrived at Coningsby they brought with them 20 electro plated tankards which were inscribed “617 Squadron Lancasters”. They were presented by the manufacturers of the aircraft after the Dam raid and have considerable sentimental value.

When we finally counted them up prior to leaving Coningsby for Woodhall, it was found there were only 15, and I would very much appreciate it if you could take action from your end.

Yours

[inserted] Phoned Group Captain 12.1.44 GLC [/inserted]

Group Captain A.C. Evans Evans,
Officer Commanding R.A.F. Station,
Coningsby,
Lincoln.

[inserted] [Indecipherable] O/T Officers. [/inserted]

Yours sincerely,

GLC
G.L.Cheshire
[underlined] Wing Commander. [/underlined]

Messers William Lawson Ltd
Leeds Road,
Ottley,[underlined] Yorks. [/underlined].

Collection

Citation

Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire, “Letter from Leonard Cheshire to station commander RAF Coningsby,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 8, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16929.

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